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The key to being a successful new boss

admin June 11, 2018 0

A good boss will be able to win over the respect of their subordinates if they are able to own up to their own mistakes and take responsibility where necessary. (Shutterstock/File)

Most of the articles that you can find about career development on the internet offer suggestions on how to impress the boss, or how you can get your boss to listen to your ideas. But what should you if you are the boss?

As you climb up the corporate ladder, being a leader seems like an indication of success, but surely by now you’ve realized that actually being a leader and taking on the responsibilities that come with the title isn’t always so easy. Here are several important tips to keep in mind if you want to …

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Confessions of a millennial: Job-hopping and burning bridges

admin June 4, 2018 0

Building a career isn't all about passion, says author, blogger and self-confessed millennial Marcella Purnama. (Shutterstock/File)

I was 18 the first time I quit my job.

I was studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Melbourne, and I’d gotten a part-time job at a café. Then came the summer holiday and I chose to go home over staying in Australia and gaining extra experience, partly because my parents wouldn’t take no for an answer.

When I returned three months later, I went back to the café one more time: to return my uniform. The manager had found another, more hardworking person to replace me in the easily fillable ….

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Too old for the job? Stop age discrimination

admin May 28, 2018 0

In Indonesian culture, age discrimination is not yet considered a serious matter; issues of ethnicity and religion are much more of a hot topic – especially recently. (Shutterstock/File)

Have you seen any job advertisements in Indonesia with age limitations? From the governmental organizations, private companies, to startups, many vacancies set a maximum age threshold or age range of the applicants.

Maybe many Indonesians think that there is nothing wrong with this practice. Before studying and working in Denmark, I had never considered age limitation to be odd, but I do now.

When you hear “discrimination”, what appears in your mind? Is it gender, ethnicity, religion, social background, age, or all of those? Sadly, in Indonesian culture, age discrimination is not yet considered a serious matter; issues of ethnicity and religion are much more of …

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Five tips to help you get a new job after being fired

admin April 16, 2018 0

Company performance is among the reasons to lay off employees. (Shutterstock/File)

Being fired from a job can be a traumatic event. Obviously, this negative record would lead a prospective employer to scrutinize one’s resume even further.

However, being fired does not mean the end of your career. Tempo.co has compiled four things to do to get a new job after such an unfortunate event.

Focus on previous experiences, skills

Blair Decembrele, a career expert at business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn, suggested those who had been laid off to showcase their skills, experiences as well as previous responsibilities. Highlight the things you can offer to the prospective employer and leave the bad experience behind.

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If you need to solve a problem creatively, listen to happy music

admin April 9, 2018 0

Participants who came up with the most original and useful solutions to a task scored higher in divergent creativity, while participants who came up with the single best possible solution to a task scored higher in convergent creativity. (Shutterstock/File)

If you’re stuck on a project and need some inspiration, listening to happy music could help you think of more creative solutions than listening to silence according to new research.

The study was carried out by Simone Ritter from Radboud University, The Netherlands and Sam Ferguson from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Researchers recruited 155 participants to investigate the effect of music on creative cognition – the ability to come up with creative ideas, problem …..

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How to overcome the stress of job searching

admin April 6, 2018 0

Despite of feeling stuck and doubtful about yourself, you can actually use this period to explore and have as many interactions as possible with other people to expand your network and knowledge. (Shutterstock/File)

For some people, finding a suitable job according to their passion and educational background with a good salary can seem to be impossible. Several mental health problems may arise from this situation, such as stress and depression.

If you feel that your job search keeps letting you down, consider these tips to manage it, as compiled by kompas.com:

Don’t isolate yourself

Despite feeling stuck and doubtful about yourself, you can actually use this period to explore and have as many interactions as possible with other people to expand your …

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Eight scientifically proven ways to attain self-confidence

admin April 2, 2018 0

Confidence requires self-awareness in what one is good at and what one lacks, and determines the way in which one communicates this information to others. (Shutterstock/File)

Perhaps the most essential piece of advice you’ll receive over the course of your lifetime is “be confident”.

We all, at some point, learn the traits confident people have and how they derive benefits from them, yet we struggle to emulate them. The “fake-it-till-you-make-it” mantra will only get you so far in attaining self-confidence.

Confidence requires self-awareness in what one is good at and what one lacks, and determines the way in which one communicates this information to others. This contrasts with arrogance, where one believes they are better at something ….

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Five tips on improving workplace communication

admin March 26, 2018 0

When communicating in the workplace, draw on how your message is relevant to your audience and the priorities they may have. (Shutterstock/File)

We’ve all had those workplace conversations where we thought we got the point across and that everyone was on the same page, only to find out that our understanding of our message differed from what was understood by others.

In most cases, the unfortunate discovery doesn’t happen until a missed deadline, a hot sales opportunity that falls through the cracks or a coworker feeling insulted stokes a major sense of resentment.

The list that follows, compiled by Forbes, details how to make yourself better heard and understood in the workplace.

Never assume you have everyone’s attention

Even if the message you’re conveying is important and may directly affect your audience, don’t assume you have ….

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How to stick to your New Year’s resolution

admin March 23, 2018 0

The New Year is a time to reflect and rejoice. (Shutterstock/File)

Time really does fly. Soon we will be welcoming a new year.

How we celebrate the New Year may vary. Some may treat it as just another casual day, while some may treat it more special, perhaps by making specific wish or resolution.

Welcoming the New Year with a resolution can serve as the right moment to start something  great, full of energy and positivity. Speaking of which, how many New Year’s resolutions have you made in your life? How many have you successfully accomplished?

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Overweight correlates with faster aging of the brain: Study

admin March 19, 2018 0

Overweight people lose a year of life on average, according to Richard Peto of Oxford University. (Shutterstock/-)

Researchers have found that levels of tissue connecting different parts of the brain are significantly lower in obese and overweight middle-aged people than in their lean counterparts.

As reported by AFP with reference to the journal Neurobiology of Ageing on Thursday, overweight people at the age of around 40 had brains that seemed to be around 50 years old, and as they aged further, the decade-gap appeared to remain.

“As our brains age, they naturally shrink in size,” said Lisa Ronan, a scientist in the department of psychiatry at the University of …

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